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Dick Tracy (1945)

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Dick is faced with a series of brutal murders in which the victims, all from different social and economic backgrounds, are viciously slashed to pieces. Suspects abound but Tracy, getting a... See full summary »

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Dick is faced with a series of brutal murders in which the victims, all from different social and economic backgrounds, are viciously slashed to pieces. Suspects abound but Tracy, getting a clue that there will be fifteen murders in all, must find the common thread among the victims before more are killed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The first of four classic Dick Tracy movies. See more »

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When Splitface begins fleeing from Tracy in the middle of the movie, he is driving a black 1930s era automobile through a residential area. However, when the chase continues through the city, Splitface is driving a gray 1940s era automobile. When Splitface exits his automobile shortly thereafter, it is a black 1930s era automobile again and this is the car he drives for the rest of the picture. See more »

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Dick Tracy vs Splitface
25 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The first installment in RKO's short Dick Tracy series of films in the 1940s. This one sees Tracy (Morgan Conway) working on a case involving a string of murders committed by Splitface (Mike Mazurki). This series was churned out quickly and cheaply. So don't expect an "A" production from them. That being said, it's a thoroughly enjoyable way to spend an hour. Fast-paced, fun detective stories with action and some comedy. Mike Mazurki is a great villain. Conway does fine as Tracy. Lyle Latell plays Tracy's bumbling sidekick Pat Patton. He's the movie's comic relief. Anne Jeffreys plays his Tracy's girlfriend Tess Trueheart. Also an early role for Jane Greer. Give it a shot and I'm sure you'll find it an enjoyable time-killer.


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